This March 6, 2021 aerial photo shows citizens displaying the flag of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and China's national flag, in support of the principle of patriots administering Hong Kong at Tamar Park in Hong Kong. On Friday a high-level legal forum on Basic Law was held in Hong Kong to mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The all-day event brought together over 30 social dignitaries to share their insights on the important law and the one country, two systems principle guaranteed by it.
Here are some key takeaways of their speeches at the Stability to Prosperity legal conference:
Chairman of the House of Representatives on the Legislative Affairs Commission and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Basic Law Committee of the Standing Committee on the National People s Congress.
One country, two systems is a significant practice for the peaceful reunification of the nation. As the situation changes, it should be renewed and improved over time. The changes made to the electoral system and the National Security Law for Hong Kong have plugged legal loopholes and ensured that the patriots administer Hong Kong.
During the implementation of one country, two systems it is inevitable to encounter some unexpected new situations, risks and challenges. The nation and the HKSAR should actively face up to the difficulties, resolve new problems, and improve practice.
As long as we adhere to our aspiration in implementing one country, two systems and firmly uphold the one country principle, the policy will remain the best arrangement for Hong Kong's long-term prosperity.
The basic law, the economic system, lifestyle and the common law system will remain the same and function well.
Since Hong Kong's National Security Law took effect, 186 people have been arrested on suspicion of endangering national security, while 115 people and five companies have been charged. In eight completed trials, all 10 defendants were convicted and face up to nine years in prison.
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The law has effectively stabilized Hong Kong's situation, restoring its order from the chaos caused by the 2019 social unrest. The Hong Kong government will keep guarding national security and strengthening the awareness of the young people in this area in the future.